82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove ISB Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0012%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Other programs by Sony

ISB Utility

What is ISB Utility?

ISB Utility is a software application that is pre-installed with various models that is designed to be used by devices for their power management utility including battery management.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named ShowDesktop.exe.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{70991E0A-1108-437E-BA7D-085702C670C0}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ISB Utility

Program executable:ShowDesktop.exe
Name:ISB Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ShowDesktop.exe
Additional files:
  • ISBMgr.exe - ISB Utility
  • ShowDesktop.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ISBMgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ISBMgr.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe".

How do I remove ISB Utility?

Quickly and completely remove ISB Utility from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ISB Utility from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ISB Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ISB Utility.

Win 8 71%
Win 7 (SP1) 29%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 70.59%
Windows 7 29.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 41.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.76%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%
Windows 8 Pro 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.22%
  Brazil 5.56%
  Canada 5.56%
  Chile 5.56%
  CW 5.56%
  Czech Republic 5.56%
  Germany 5.56%
  Greece 5.56%
  Guatemala 5.56%
  India 5.56%
  Iran 5.56%
  Romania 5.56%
  Saudi Arabia 5.56%
  TN 5.56%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
Judithover a year ago
Does anyone notice when you uninstall this the function keys quit working
user comment
Risyenthover a year ago
You should remove this application if you experience a battery error (hybernate mode) to solve the problem.